Events on forced labour

October 2014

  1. Bondage, rights and voice in the Indian Ocean world, 16th century to present

    9 - 11 October 2014

    International workshop from the France-Quebec program, sponsored by ANR and FQRSC and coordinated by Alessandro Stanziani (CRH-EHESS) and Gwyn Campbell (McGill University). Scholars, activists, representatives of international organizations and NGOs will explore the relationship between historical and contemporary forms of servitude and human trafficking in the region and will interact to set a new research agenda and new policies orientations. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO Special action Programme to combat Forced Labour will give a presentation on “The Price of Having a Job. Labour Recruitment Practises in Global Markets”.

September 2014

  1. Training Workshop for Al Jazeera Network on Reporting on Labour Migration and Human Trafficking

    15 - 17 September 2014

    ILO and the NGO Panos Europe Institute hold a training workshop on labour migration and human trafficking for the Al Jazeera network, familiarizing seasoned journalists and editors with with ILO standards and approach, in order to foster quality reporting on the issue worldwide.

  2. National Workshop on Human Trafficking in Yemen

    6 - 8 September 2014

    The ILO and the Government of Yemen work together to draft national legislation to combat human trafficking and design an effective national strategy to ensure meaningful reform in the country.

  3. Eradicating forced and child labour from the supply chains: How to institute real change?

    1 - 12 September 2014

    The AP-Forced Labour Net invites participants to share experiences on different approaches to address forced and child labour in supply chains and to discuss the way forward to tackle remaining challenges.

August 2014

  1. Jordan launches national media workshop on migration and human trafficking

    12 - 14 August 2014

    ILO and global communication network PANOS hold the first national training workshop for Jordanian journalists on labour migration and human trafficking.

May 2014

  1. Course "Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking"

    5 - 9 May 2014

    The main objective of the course is to train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking for labour exploitation. The course addresses the different stages of the process (inspecting workplaces, interviewing victims, gathering evidence), with a focus on the private sector (textile, agriculture, domestic work, etc.).

April 2014

  1. Workshop on the Fair Recruitment Initiative

    23 - 24 April 2014

    On the 23rd and 24th of April 2014, the ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour (SAPFL), in collaboration with the ILO’s Labour Migration Branch (MIGRANT) and the International Training Centre in Turin, hosted a first consultative workshop on the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) under the auspices of the Global Migration Group (GMG), which is currently chaired by ILO.

  2. Workshop on the Fair Recruitment Initiative

    23 - 24 April 2014

    This workshop aims at reviewing and discussing recent evidence on the nexus between recruitment, labour migration and human trafficking. The overall framework and objectives of the “Fair Recruitment Initiative” will also be discussed, including benchmarks for Fair Recruitment based on International Standards and the development of policy guidance. The meeting is held under the auspices of the Taskforce on Migration and Decent Work of the Global Migration Group (GMG), which is chaired by the ILO in 2014.

March 2014

  1. Trafficking in human beings: a severe form of violence against women and girls and a flagrant violation of human rights

    10 March 2014

    The side event will present the added value of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in the framework of international standards and the monitoring mechanism set-up to ensure compliance with the Conventions' provisions.

February 2014

  1. Jordanian human trafficking specialists meet to identify operational indicators

    18 - 19 February 2014

    Experts in the field of counter-trafficking meet to draft a set of operational indicators on human trafficking in Jordan in preparation for a national quantitative survey.